Benefits of Peristaltic Pump Technology for Mining ApplicationsBy Watson-Marlow Pumps Group
All peristaltic pumps supplied by Watson-Marlow Pumps Group can be considered as inherent metering pumps offering repeatability of 99.5%. Furthermore, many models include integral digital drives with Profibus or SCADA control. Easy system integration with new or existing controls is coupled with operator friendly-use. Often, there is no need for separate VFDs or complex control devices, while a wash-down NEMA 4X corrosion-resistant enclosure suits arduous mining environments.
The pursuit of ever-more cost efficient pump technology is of ongoing interest to mine operators. Pumps such as Watson-Marlow's Bredel SPX series, for instance, accommodate continuous flow rates up to 80m³/hr and are extremely durable (pressures up to 16 bar). There are no internal universal joints, valves, dead corners or glands to impede flow, and they are reversible for back-flushing.
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